I believe the title says all.
This is something I always mention when I do a session on literature review, but now my collection has grown too big to fit within one single slide, so here we are.
- The Cyril Burt affair in the 1970s
- The Sokal hoax in 1996
- Read before you cite! (Simkin & Roychowdhury, 2002, crossposted 19 November 2017)
- The nonsense math effect (Eriksson, 2012, Judgment and Decision Making 7(6): 746-749)
- Does high public debt consistently stifle economic growth? A critique of Reinhart and Rogoff (Herndon et al., Cambridge Journal of Economics 38(2): 257-279)
- Academic urban legends (Rekdal, 2014, Social Studies of Science 44(4): 638-654, via @qui_oui)
- Most psychology papers can’t be reproduced (IFLScience, 28 August 2015, crossposted 29 August 2015)
- Mushrooming of “predatory journals” and academic book mills
- The “phantom reference:” How a made-up article got almost 400 citations (Retraction Watch, 14 November 2017, via @qui_oui)
- Criticisms around the “grievance studies” stunt: e.g. Keenan, 4 October 2018; @zeynep, 5 October 2018; Engber, 5 October 2018)